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Baguazhang and Change

Baguazhang and Change

One of the greatest challenges when learning Baguazhang is remembering that it is primarily concerned with change. Constant change is the only key principle of Baguazhang that sets it aside from other arts. The internal engine of the system is remarkably similar to...
Yang Family Fajin

Yang Family Fajin

Here is an article on Yang family Fajin by my good friend, Taiji teacher, Adam Mizner. In the article he has included translated descriptions of the Fajin qualities of the various members of the Yang tradition. Adam teaches through the Heaven Man Earth school of...
Taijiquan Leg Development

Taijiquan Leg Development

A brief video showing various stages of development for the legs in Taijiquan. This is specific to the Yang family style of Taijiquan and should take most practitioners around 7-8 years of practice before they are able to move through these stages to distinguish full...
Taijiquan and Evolution

Taijiquan and Evolution

Taijiquan be it the grand ultimate fist or the boxing style that uses the motive force of creation is my life’s study. Ok, as a martial artist all martial arts and much more are my study, but for me there are no limits to the principles contained within the forms of...
The 20 Guiding Precepts of Karate-Do

The 20 Guiding Precepts of Karate-Do

The 20 guiding precepts of Shotokan Karate-Do were penned by Gichin Funakoshi; an Okinawan who is commonly known as the father of modern Karate. Though not strictly speaking an aspect of the Daoist arts these precepts are interesting as Gichin Funakoshi was clearly...